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Another Canary in the Coal Mine

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 28th, 2010 3:30 PM |

Where do you see the economic crisis playing out in your daily lives?

A week ago, I referenced my surprise at the ability to buy outstanding seats at face value via an online broker to a weekend Boston Red Sox game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.

That commentary prompted an interesting message from a regular Sense on Cents reader with another interesting eyewitness ‘canary in the coal mine’ observation. This reader was returning home from a business trip to Brazil. He shared the following:

Coming home from the airport, driver points out that the cash toll lanes have become disproportionately jammed relative to EZ Pass. (more…)

How Can Rick Davis Project 2nd Qtr GDP at -1.5%? This is a MUST Read, Listen, Learn!!

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 29th, 2010 7:17 AM |

If the American consumer represents 70% of our economy, shouldn’t economists study consumer spending as much as possible? Well, one individual, and he is not a trained economist,–he is actually a physicist by trade– has done and is doing just that. Who is this visionary? Richard C. Davis of the Consumer Metrics Institute.

I hosted Richard on my radio show, No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle Welcomes Rick Davis, last evening. If you have any interest in the economy (and if the economy is even peripherally linked to the markets), you MUST listen to this interview. Those who follow my work know I am not one taken to hyperbole, but last evening’s show was as good as it gets in terms of cutting edge analysis on the economy focused specifically on the consumer. (more…)

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